Zafraaj disappointed at Brighton last time when looking to have every chance after an earlier second at the same track and Golden Spear will need to step up from his debut at Leicester if he's to match BOUNTY HUNTER. The latter just failed to catch Woodland Girl when second at Haydock but should be opening his account with a similar effort. Tom Dascombe's charge gets the vote in the opener though it's worth keeping an eye on the newcomer and Two-Year-Old Trophy entry, Bob Masnicken.
Bob Masnicken Dandy Man colt out of Twilight Belle.
Bounty Hunter (IRE) 11-4fav (8-9) Prominent, led 2f out, ridden and soon edged right, headed well inside final furlong, stayed on, 2nd of 10, nk behind Woodland Girl (8-1) at Haydock 6f 2yo hcp (4) gf.
Golden Spear 18-1 (9-5) Chased leaders, ridden inside final furlong, no extra, 4th of 6, 4 1/2l behind Andhesontherun (9-5) at Leicester 5f 2yo mdn (4) gf in May.
Zafraaj 5-2 (8-11) Led until ridden over 1f out, weakened entering final furlong, 5th of 7, 6l behind Picks Pinta (8-9) at Brighton 6f 2yo mdn aut (5) gf in Jun.